|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issues: (1) Whether Arizona's capital sentencing scheme, which includes so many aggravating circumstances that virtually every defendant convicted of first-degree murder is eligible for death, violates the Eighth Amendment; and (2) whether the death penalty in and of itself violates the Eighth Amendment, in light of contemporary standards of decency.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|May 30 2017||Application (16A1185) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 13, 2017 to July 14, 2017, submitted to Justice Kennedy.|
|Jun 06 2017||Application (16A1185) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until July 14, 2017.|
|Jun 28 2017||Application (16A1185) to extend further the time from July 14, 2017 to August 12, 2017, submitted to Justice Kennedy.|
|Jun 29 2017||Application (16A1185) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until August 12, 2017.|
|Aug 14 2017||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 15, 2017)|
|Sep 08 2017||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 16, 2017.|
|Sep 15 2017||Brief amicus curiae of Amnesty International filed.|
|Sep 15 2017||Brief amicus curiae of Fair Punishment Project filed.|
|Sep 15 2017||Brief amici curiae of The Promise of Justice Initiative, et al. filed.|
|Sep 15 2017||Brief amici curiae of Former and Current Arizona Judges, Prosecutors, Defenders, Legislators and Others filed.|
|Oct 16 2017||Brief of respondent Arizona in opposition filed.|
|Oct 31 2017||Reply of petitioner Abel Hidalgo filed.|
|Nov 01 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/21/2017.|
|Nov 13 2017||Rescheduled.|
|Nov 27 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/1/2017.|
|Dec 04 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/8/2017.|
|Dec 06 2017||Record Requested.|
|Dec 11 2017||Record received from Supreme Court of Arizona. (One envelope with sealed materials; the remainder of the record is electronic.)|
|Dec 26 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/5/2018.|
|Jan 08 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/12/2018.|
|Jan 16 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/19/2018.|
|Feb 05 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/16/2018.|
|Feb 20 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/23/2018.|
|Feb 26 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/2/2018.|
|Mar 12 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/16/2018.|
|Mar 19 2018||Rescheduled.|
|Mar 19 2018||Petition DENIED Statement of Justice Breyer, with whom Justice Ginsburg, Justice Sotomayor, and Justice Kagan join, respecting the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)|
|Jul 13 2018||Record returned to the Supreme Court of Arizona.|
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